Spherical sports have distinct advantages over rectangular sports such as Rubik's cubing and throwing bricks into windows. Roll your way to feasting and fun with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of bowling, bocce ball, and bistro cuisine at Pinstripes. This Groupon is valid at both the Northbrook and South Barrington locations.
The bistro menu at Pinstripes can be served on the lanes and courts, in the dining room, or on the outdoor patio. Fill the first frame of your meal with a small plate such as the antipasto and cheese platter ($12). Pizzas such as the sweet and savory prosciutto fig flatbread ($12) arrive on wooden planks fresh from the wood-fire brick oven. An extensive wine list taps straight into Pinstripes' cavernous wine cellar. The candy-coated chocolate martini made with real Godiva chocolate ($9) is a perfect chaser for chocolaty house-made s'mores ($6). Pinstripes' Sunday- brunch spread includes a custom Bloody Mary bar and a magical chocolate fountain where strawberries and marshmallows bathe in nummy nectar (adults $22, kids $12).
Pull on some officially sanctioned bowling shoes and complimentary USBC-approved socks ($4) for a battle royale against pins ($5 per person per game before 5 p.m., $7 per person per game after 5 p.m.). Or, roll small balls towards a smaller ball whilst sabotaging other balls during a game of bocce, which can be played either indoors or out ($8 per person per hour before 5 p.m., $10 per person per hour after 5 p.m.). Attentive servers are there to explain the rules, refill drinks, and settle score and turf disputes. Throw the pallino around to the beat of live music on the patio on Friday and Saturday nights.
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- Bowling and Bocce at its best…This is a place you can bring your families as well as your business clients for some fun. – Charles H., Insider Pages
- It is a whole experience. Not only a bistro but also has bacci [sic] ball courts and bowling alleys. Who would expect fine dining at a place like this? But in fact the food is great and the service even better! – Hpmicks, TripAdvisor